Guitarist records duet with the Golden Gate Bridge, the “largest wind instrument in the world”

Nate Mercereau
(Image credit: Nate Mercereau / YouTube)

Described as one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Golden Gate Bridge has attracted tourists from across the globe for over 80 years.

But for the past year, many visitors have noticed a strange humming sound emitted from the bridge on windy days. And while this may be a cause of annoyance for residents living nearby – with one describing it as fit to “torture prisoners” – guitarist Nate Mercereau has used it as a source of inspiration.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.